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Books for the Holidays

Books are some of the most enduring treasures we can ever stockpile in our lives. They also make for delightful gifts!

Books are some of the most enduring treasures we can ever stockpile in our lives. They also make for delightful gifts! Whether some books stick out in our memory as icons of our childhood or you’re looking for ways to encourage the reluctant reader in your life, here’s how you can observe the holidays and make books feel a little more special this year.

Give Books as Gifts

One way to make books a focal point of your holiday celebrations is to give them as gifts. Whether you want to participate in a book exchange with friends, neighbors, and family, or send a thoughtful present to a friend who has now moved across the country, this makes for a simple solution, especially when you’re on a budget. If your spouse or child is an avid reader or writer, you can also consider creating a self-published version of their work and presenting it to them as a surprise. This suggestion also doubles as a great idea if your loved one has just graduated from school or a dedicated writing program. Did you know that in Iceland, there is a Christmastime tradition of giving books as gifts? Everyone gets cozy and settles in to spend Christmas Eve reading. Start borrowing this tradition.

Assemble a Book Tree

No time to find the perfect tree? Has your old tree given way to time or the cat? In that case, you can always assemble a new tree using a large stack of books. You can still use a star as a tree topper, or another book – perhaps one that has the word “star” in the title.

Create Book Themed Ornaments

Even if you would prefer to use an actual tree, you can create book-themed ornaments. Cut up old book pages and insert them into clear plastic ornament balls. Or you can craft decorations based on your favorite writers and characters – either way, it’s a fantastic way to spend some much-needed quality time with your family.

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